National Industries for the Blind

National Industries for the Blind

National Industries for the Blind

NIB is a dynamic organization seeking motivated and energized candidates dedicated to helping us achieve our mission to create jobs for people who are blind. Career opportunities exist for people of all experience levels and professional backgrounds. At NIB, we put the mission first, and that helps to ensure that all of our team members work together toward a common goal. We call this philosophy “Mission Possible.” At NIB, it’s not just a job — it’s a mission!

Your NIB career is linked to your ongoing professional development. To provide our employees with the tools they need to exceed expectations, our Learning and Development team works with employees to enhance their skills and capabilities, while boosting their opportunities for promotion and advancement.

Employment NIB is open to people who are sighted or blind. We continually strive to match employees’ skills and passions with jobs in progressive work environments.
In addition to competitive compensation, NIB offers a full benefits package to our employees, which includes:

• Choice of medical insurance plans
• Employee pension plan with full vesting in three years
• Flexible work hours
• Alternative work schedule
• Telework option
• 11 paid holidays
• Paid time off
• Disability insurance
• Life insurance
• On-site parking
• Tuition reimbursement
• Business casual attire
• Access to public transportation
• Friendly working environment  
Alexandria, United States Alexandria, United States

About Us

Despite their continued gains in employment, people who are blind remain one of America’s greatest untapped labor resources. There is nothing more central or important to NIB and our associated agencies than creating employment opportunities for people who are blind.

NIB and its network of more than 80 associated agencies serve as the largest single source of employment for people who are blind in the United States. As a result, our agencies provide customers with a wide array of quality products and services while allowing people who are blind to lead more productive and independent lives, pay taxes, help support families and join in the American work experience.

Accommodation Statement

If you need an accommodation due to a disability to use our online system to apply for a position at National Industries for the Blind, call us at 703/310-0638 or send an email to Ann Walling at

EEO Statement

National Industries for the Blind is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process.

Our History

In 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the
Wagner-O’Day Act creating employment opportunities
for people who are blind through the manufacture of
products for the federal government. That same year,
NIB incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to
promote the employment of people who are blind.
In 1971, the legislation was renamed the Javits-WagnerO’Day (JWOD) Act and amended to include employment
opportunities for people with significant disabilities and
the provision of services to the federal government.
Today, the program is known as the AbilityOne® Program
and administered by the U.S. AbilityOne Commission®, an
independent federal agency, with assistance from two
central nonprofit agencies: NIB and SourceAmericaTM.
While committed to the AbilityOne Program and its
federal customers, NIB has also strengthened and expanded
relationships with commercial companies and state
governments to increase employment opportunities for
people who are blind.
Culture Initiatives: Disability (Neurodiverse), Disability (Physical), BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), LGBTQIA+ (Sexual Orientation), Advancing Women, Veteran, Parents/Caregivers (Dependency), Generational Dynamics (Age Friendly), Remote & Flexible Working, Social Responsibility (Charity & Volunteering), Returnships / Re-entering Workforce
Employer Partner Tenure: 10 Year Employer Partner